A fire broke out at Astro Malaysia’s main office, the All Asia Broadcast Centre located at Technology Park Malaysia in Bukit Jalil this afternoon. In a short 18-second clip that has been making its rounds on WhatsApp, clouds of thick smoke can be seen from the parking lot.
A source from Astro Malaysia who declined to be named told us that the staff was evacuated while fire being was put out. The incident occurred at around noon and it is believed to have originated from a cafe in the building.
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In other news, another fire broke out less than 30km away from the All Asia Broadcast Centre at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam, the state mosque of Selangor.
The fire, which started at around 2:21 this afternoon shortly after the Friday prayers, is believed to have originated from a lecture room under the building. As at time of writing, the cause is still unknown but according to the Fire and Rescue Department (BOMBA), no casualties were reported.
The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam is Malaysia’s largest mosque and also the second largest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta in Indonesia.
We’ll update this post with more information as soon as we have ’em.